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11 January 630
Muhammad Conquers Mecca

Muhammad Conquers Mecca

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15 August 636

Armies of Eastern Roman Empire fight Muslim Forces at Battle of Yarmouk Pits

29 April 711
Tariq ibn Ziyad Crosses from Africa to Europe, Begins Muslim Invasion of Europe

Tariq ibn Ziyad Crosses from Africa to Europe, Begins Muslim Invasion of Europe

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19 July 711
King Rodrigo Ruler of Spain Killed at Battle of Guadalete by Muslim Forces

King Rodrigo Ruler of Spain Killed at Battle of Guadalete by Muslim Forces

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15 July 717
Umayyad Muslims Launch Second Siege of Constantinople

Umayyad Muslims Launch Second Siege of Constantinople

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15 August 718
Second Siege of Constantinople Fails

Second Siege of Constantinople Fails

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9 July 721
Muslims Defeated by Franks at Battle of Toulouse

Muslims Defeated by Franks at Battle of Toulouse

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17 June 827
Muslims Invade Sicily, Will Take Control of the Island

Muslims Invade Sicily, Will Take Control of the Island

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29 July 904
Thessalonica Sacked by Saracen Pirates

Thessalonica Sacked by Saracen Pirates

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15 August 927

Saracen Raiders Destroy Taranto, Italy

3 July 997
Al-Mansur Leads Muslim Forces Out of Cordova to Capture Christian Lands

Al-Mansur Leads Muslim Forces Out of Cordova to Capture Christian Lands

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30 December 1066

Muslim Mob Storms Royal Palace in Granad, Crucifying Jewish Vizier

26 August 1071
Byzantine Empire Defeated by Seljuk Turk Army at Battle of Manzikert

Byzantine Empire Defeated by Seljuk Turk Army at Battle of Manzikert

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21 September 1096
Siege of Xerigordon - Muslim General Elchanes Takes Fort Back

Siege of Xerigordon - Muslim General Elchanes Takes Fort Back

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29 September 1096
Siege of Xerigordon - 6,000 Germans Surrender to Muslim Force

Siege of Xerigordon - 6,000 Germans Surrender to Muslim Force

5 June 1098
Siege of Antioch Begins Again With the Crusaders Trying to Defend Antioch

Siege of Antioch Begins Again With the Crusaders Trying to Defend Antioch

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10 July 1099
Death of El Cid During Muslim Siege of Valencia

Death of El Cid During Muslim Siege of Valencia

12 August 1099
Crusaders Victorious at Battle of Ascalon, Last Battle of First Crusade

Crusaders Victorious at Battle of Ascalon, Last Battle of First Crusade

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15 May 1101
Large Egyptian Army Marches Towards Ascalon Against Crusaders

Large Egyptian Army Marches Towards Ascalon Against Crusaders

0 August 1101

Turks Halt Final Wave of the First Crusade at Battle of Heraclea Cybistra

27 August 1105

Egyptians Fail to Take Jerusalem at Third Battle of Ramla

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5 May 1109

Moors Re-Capture Valencia from Christians

0 June 1124
King Baldwim II is Released From Captivity

King Baldwim II is Released From Captivity

30 July 1137
Count Fulk V of Anjou is Ambushed by Muslim Forces

Count Fulk V of Anjou is Ambushed by Muslim Forces

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24 December 1144
Muslim Forces Re-Capture Edessa From the Crusaders

Muslim Forces Re-Capture Edessa From the Crusaders

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25 October 1147
Most of German Crusade Destroyed at Second Battle of Dorylaeum by Seljuk Turks

Most of German Crusade Destroyed at Second Battle of Dorylaeum by Seljuk Turks

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0 February 1148
German Crusaders Massacred by Turks

German Crusaders Massacred by Turks

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12 August 1164
Nur ad-Din Defeats Large Crusader Force at Battle of Harim

Nur ad-Din Defeats Large Crusader Force at Battle of Harim

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0 June 1171
Saladin Ordered to Eliminate the Fatimid Caliphate in Egypt by Nur ad-Din

Saladin Ordered to Eliminate the Fatimid Caliphate in Egypt by Nur ad-Din

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0 August 1176

Masyaf Besieged by Saladin

18 November 1177
Saladin Leaves Egypt Hoping to Capture Jerusalem From the Crusaders

Saladin Leaves Egypt Hoping to Capture Jerusalem From the Crusaders

25 November 1177
At Battle of Ramleh, King Baldwin IV Tries Stopping Saladin at Ascalon

At Battle of Ramleh, King Baldwin IV Tries Stopping Saladin at Ascalon

11 May 1182
Saladin Sets Out From Cairo With Half of Entire Egyptian Ayyubid Army

Saladin Sets Out From Cairo With Half of Entire Egyptian Ayyubid Army

17 September 1183
Saladin & Muslim Army Leave Damascus for the Crusader States

Saladin & Muslim Army Leave Damascus for the Crusader States

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3 March 1186
City of Mosul in Iraq submits to Saladin

City of Mosul in Iraq submits to Saladin

1 May 1187

Battle of Cresson: Muslims Cross Jordan River to Provoke Christians

26 June 1187
Saladin Launches Invasion of Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

Saladin Launches Invasion of Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

1 July 1187
Saladin Crosses the Jordan River, Heads for Jerusalem

Saladin Crosses the Jordan River, Heads for Jerusalem

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2 July 1187
City of Tiberias Captured by Saladin's Forces

City of Tiberias Captured by Saladin's Forces

4 July 1187
Saladin Defeats Crusaders at Battle of Hattin & Takes Control of Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

Saladin Defeats Crusaders at Battle of Hattin & Takes Control of Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

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8 July 1187
City of Acre Surrenders to Saladin's Forces

City of Acre Surrenders to Saladin's Forces

29 July 1187
Saladin Accepts Surrender of City of Sidon

Saladin Accepts Surrender of City of Sidon

4 August 1187
Saladin Takes Surrender of Gibelet

Saladin Takes Surrender of Gibelet

6 August 1187
Saladin's Army Captures City of Beirut

Saladin's Army Captures City of Beirut

5 September 1187
Saladin Accepts Surrender of Ascalon

Saladin Accepts Surrender of Ascalon

19 September 1187
Saladin Breaks Camp at Ascalon, Moves Towards Ultimate Goal of Jerusalem

Saladin Breaks Camp at Ascalon, Moves Towards Ultimate Goal of Jerusalem

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20 September 1187
Saladin & Troops Arrive Outside Jerusalem Getting Ready to Assault City

Saladin & Troops Arrive Outside Jerusalem Getting Ready to Assault City

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26 September 1187
Saladin Launches Attack on Jerusalem After Five Days of Scouting

Saladin Launches Attack on Jerusalem After Five Days of Scouting

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28 September 1187
Jerusalem City Walls Begin to Fail After Two Days of Heavy Fighting

Jerusalem City Walls Begin to Fail After Two Days of Heavy Fighting

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30 September 1187
Saladin Accepts Jerusalem's Surrender

Saladin Accepts Jerusalem's Surrender

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